With the pandemic restrictions easing, Toronto’s nightlife is also slowly waking up to reclaim its former glory. Amid all the excitement, Toronto welcomes its hottest restaurant and entertainment lounge yet–The Hartly.
The Hartly merges the excitement of Japanese and Latin cuisines together into one, all executed by its world-class chef Daniel Ken. He has impressed the world with his culinary flair, traveling to countries like Brazil, Canada, and Germany. Besides the great food, The Hartly also boasts a great selection of music, refined vibe, and cozy ambiance, all put together to bring a unique dining experience.
Besides its already vibrant atmosphere, The Hartly will welcome performers who will further elevate the space with their talents. With its dedication to providing the best services, The Hartly is indeed one of the best places for couples, business executives, friends, and people who are genuinely looking to make new connections.
The Hartly was founded by three entrepreneurs who share the same passion for providing the best dining and entertainment experiences—Josh Herman, Reza Abedi, and Sam Reznick.
Josh Herman is known for his significant contributions in the music industry, especially for his role as the long-time manager of a multi-platinum producers and DJs called DVBBS. In 2017, Josh partnered with promoters and operators that led him to fulfill one of his dreams: merging dining and entertainment together in one place and elevating the experience to moments guests will never forget.
Meanwhile, Sam Reznick is the man behind Liar Liar, a nightclub in Toronto which later won the NightClub of the Year from the Notable Awards. Sam is also the restaurant mogul who built Daisy with Josh, also in Toronto, which is an upscale cocktail lounge that transforms into a table service hotspot in the evenings.
On the other hand, Reza Abedi has also cemented his name in the food industry, with various high-end venues under his umbrella. Lobby, Cobra, EFS Nightclub, Wildflower, Lavalle, to name a few. Besides restaurants, Reza is extraordinary when it comes to legalities, financials, operations, and marketing. His passion for creating connections with others, creativity, art, and music has led him to contribute to Toronto’s booming nightlife continually.
Together, the three entrepreneurs aim to expand their portfolio of unique places in Toronto and bring its nightlife to greater heights. The three want to open more brands in the hospitality industry like The Hartly and reshape how people see dining and entertainment.
“We revamped the space with Chef Daniel Ken, who was previously with Blowfish and Lavelle. The downstairs is all we’ve opened up so far. It features a restaurant/lounge with a variety of theatre and burlesque shows. We’ve built out a stage, changed fixtures, and added a 25-person communal table that doubles as a runway for entertainment. We’ve designed the whole space with a new footprint and functionality,” shared Josh.
With people starting to go out into the nightlife scene again, the owners hope that The Hartly will be the first of many restaurants and lounges to welcome guests again. The founders also envision expanding their hospitality venture worldwide, beginning with Canada and eventually to many other prominent countries.Learn more about The Hartly on its website.